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Hong Kong, U.S. Scientists Find Quick, Cheap Way To Produce Vaccines

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Scientists in Hong Kong and the United States jointly report development of a more effective and less costly way to produce vaccines, possibly a way to avoid pandemics. The researchers, which included a team from the University of Hong Kong, said their vaccine is a modified version of the smallpox vaccine, and is expected to undergo human trials in about two years. The scientists also plan to use their strategy to create a universal influenza vaccine to cover a wide range of viruses and various strains, including the H5N1 avian flu virus. (Click here for more



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